This job expired on 10 June 2024

  • Earliest start date

    1 July 2024

  • Latest start date

    29 August 2024

  • Closing date

    10 June 2024 at 8am

  • Date listed

    17 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Learning support or cover supervisor

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time: Part-time, term-time only (37 weeks): 35 hours per week (FTE 37 hours), 8.25am–4.00pm Monday-Friday(with half an hour unpaid lunch break) including 5.80 weeks paid holiday.

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Spinal Column Points 13 (FTE £26,873) to 20 (FTE £30,296)

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Leadership: The ability to take charge of a classroom and direct students is crucial. This includes giving instructions, managing activities, and keeping students on task.
  • Classroom Management: Knowledge of strategies to maintain a positive and respectful learning environment is important. This includes setting clear expectations, redirecting off-task behaviour, and utilising preventative measures to minimise disruptions.
  • Organisation: The ability to follow lesson plans and instructions left by the absent teacher is necessary. This includes distributing materials, explaining assignments, and collecting work.
  • Communication: Clearly conveying instructions and expectations to students is vital. This also includes providing feedback on behaviour and performance.
  • Patience and Flexibility: Cover supervisors may encounter challenging behaviour and need to remain calm and patient. They must also be flexible and adapt to different classrooms, teachers' expectations, and students' needs.
  • Familiarity with School Policies: Understanding the school's behaviour policy and procedures is important to ensure consistent management of behaviour.
  • Reliability and Punctuality: Cover supervisors need to be dependable and arrive on time to classes and duties.
  • Interpersonal Skills: Building positive relationships with students, teachers, and other staff is important. This includes showing respect, empathy, and a genuine interest in students' well-being and learning.

What the school offers its staff

Pension Scheme: The college participates in the Teachers' Pension Scheme, which provides a generous pension package.
The college has on-site facilities, including a canteen offering a free hot meal per day, free access to the on site gym, and on site secured free parking.
Professional Development Opportunities: The college is committed to the continuous professional development of its staff. They offer a range of training and development opportunities to support career progression.

Further details about the role

Summary of the overall purpose of the Job

  • To supervise classes, throughout the whole College (Primary and Secondary), during the short-term absence of the class teacher.
  • To ensure that the tasks pre-prepared by the absent teacher are carried out by the pupils and that the School’s Behaviour Policy is followed.
  • To supervise pupils in after school detention, internal referral and at break and lunch time (where directed).
  • Provide cover for form tutor and take roll call in registration (am or pm) as requested.

Commitment to safeguarding

Liverpool College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils. Successful applicants will be expected to undertake an enhanced DBS check. Liverpool College is an equal opportunities employer.

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About Liverpool College

School type
Academy, Church of England, ages 4 to 19
School size
1620 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 19

Liverpool College is a mixed ability 4-19 Academy of some 1660 pupils. The College is situated on a leafy 28-acre campus located in the Mossley Hill area of Liverpool adjacent to Sefton Park.

The College was founded in 1840 and was a founding member of the Headmaster’s Conference and was a fee-paying school until September 2013, when it became an all-through academy for pupils aged 4 to 19 years old. The College also offers state boarding provision. In the last few years, it has become one of the most over-subscribed schools in the North of England.

Liverpool College was judged Outstanding in all areas by Ofsted at its last inspection in November 2019.

The College is guided by its motto: Not Only the Intellect but also Character. Our mission and unique approach to the education of the whole child is further explained at www.liverpoolcollege.org.uk . We seek to focus on the individual and develop in everything we do at school the three key traits of our learners: Purpose, Passion and Challenge. Our commitment to Learning with Character and our three core traits create a cohesive community across the entire campus and ensure we continue our founders’ intention to make the formation of character a prime purpose of education. Above all, Liverpool College is a happy, successful and outward-looking school with a clear mission and an undiluted belief in the importance of educating the whole person.

At Liverpool College, we pride ourselves on being an inclusive workplace. We encourage and welcome applications from all backgrounds and aim to have a workforce that, at all levels, is representative of our school community. We champion equality, anti-racism, diversity, inclusion and wellbeing and aim to create a workplace where everyone feels valued, has a sense of belonging and is empowered to be their best.

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